Tsipras limits pledges and expectations in Thessaloniki

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s eagerly-awaited appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair over the weekend was marked by his apparent desire to keep expectations regarding handouts and debt relief relatively low, while stressing that economic recovery is close.

Tsipras’s speech on Saturday evening was largely an attempt to justify his government’s uncomfortable 12 months in power, while trying to give the impression that the worst is over. His extensive news conference on Sunday appeared an attempt to ease any...

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